EXAM INFORMATION and Advice for Summer 2020
Academic achievement is of the utmost importance in every student’s life. When an individual attains the best set of qualifications it opens doors to their future aspirations and career choices. Here at Stokesley School, we provide ourselves on providing a centre for excellence within our examinations preparation and provision. We cater for all of our students, ensuring every individual, whatever their needs, have the best environment for success.
In order to prepare and develop all our students for the examinations they will sit in Y11 and Y13 we begin to introduce students to revision techniques in Y7. This is developed across KS3 and KS4 to fully prepare them for the independent study sessions at Sixth Form and beyond.
The skills they learn allow them to fully prepare for testing in the classroom setting as well as sitting formal examinations. Thus allowing them to feel confident when it comes to the public examination series. Ensuring students are familiar with the proceedings and are comfortable in their settings allows them to perform at their best. We request that our parents/carers ensure their children attend all examinations to give them the best possible chance at success. Please note that for public examinations, only a doctor's letter will suffice for absence. Please see the JCQ regulations.
PARENTS/CARERS AND STUDENTS IN YEAR 11 AND YEAR 13 MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HELPFUL TO REFER TO
Correspondence from Mrs. Darbyshire, Deputy Headteacher:
- Centre Assessed Grades and ranking processes;
- GCSE Exam Results Day letter;
- A Level Exam Results Day letter.
Information and advice on Centre Assessed Grades and ranking from the Joint Council for Qualifications and AQA. Similar information may be found on other board websites:
Dates for the Autumn Exam Timetable are as follows:
- AS Level and & A Level examinations will take place between 5th October 2020 - 23rd October 2020;
- GCSE examinations will take place between 2nd November 2020 - 23rd November 2020.
SIXTH FORM CENTRE ASSESSED GRADES & RANKING REQUESTS SUMMER SERIES 2020
SIXTH FORM EXAM RESIT REQUEST FORM AUTUMN 2020 SERIES
SUMMER 2020 RESULTS & APPEALS PROCESS
RECENT LETTERS HOME
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For the vast majority of students at both GCSE and A Level we are confident that you will have what you need for the next stage of your education or training. If you have what you need then well done and congratulations, it’s been a tough year for you. Please remember that your final grades are just as valid and meaningful as any other year.
Most of these FAQs are designed for those of you who may not have what you need or may need further advice and support. This is a very unusual year for the school as well as for you. Some of us are in school over the results period to manage the results process. If you have a query or a question please read the information below first, look at the additional information available on our website, and then, if appropriate, please email email@example.com. This will make it easier for us to direct your enquiry to the right place.
GCSE & VOCATIONAL GRADE EQUIVALENCIES
At Stokesley we offer a range of vocational qualifications in year 10 and 11 to complement our more traditional GCSE courses. These are currently available in child development, creative imedia, engineering, event operations, health and social care, hospitality, and ICT. These courses are not easier options, but instead offer a more work-related programme that is assessed throughout rather than wholly at the end. Students complete portfolio work through the two years of study with an external exam that all goes towards deciding their final grade.
Vocational courses do not use the same grading system of 9 - 1 like GCSEs. Instead they use a pass, merit, distinction grading system, although the exact number of grades differs between qualification. The equivalence between these and GCSEs (old and new) are shown below. The brackets show how these appear on students reports.
GRADE EQUIVALENCIES TABLE
|Old GCSE Grade (no longer used)||New GCSE Grade||Child Development
Health and Social Care
|9||Level 2 Distinction*
|Level 2 Distinction*
|A||7||Level 2 Distinction
|Level 2 Distinction
|B||6||Level 2 Merit
|Level 2 Merit
|C||4||Level 2 Pass
|Level 2 Pass
|D||3||Level 1 Distinction
|E||2||Level 1 Merit
Level 1 Pass
|F/G||1||Level 1 Pass